Muhammadu Buhari has today assured people of Urhobo in Delta state of dealing with military officers who are selling lands donated to the military in
Muhammadu Buhari has today assured people of Urhobo in Delta state of dealing with military officers who are selling lands donated to the military in Urhobo.
Buhari gave the assurance when the Urhobo Traditional Rulers, Leadership of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, and Urhobo members in the All Progressives Congress, APC, paid him a courtesy visit at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He also promised them that his government will not forget Urhobo nation in his development agenda.
The President urged the people to also protect oil installations in their communities the way the way they did while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were in power for 16 years.
He also told them that they request that an indigene of Urhobo should be in his cabinet may not be possible as the constitution only spelt that one person from each state not from a particular community can be in the cabinet.
The Urhobo nation in their address read by the President General of UPU, Olorogun Moses Taiga told the President to ensure the restructuring of the country and that there was serious hunger and poverty in the country which required immediate solution.
They also demanded that President Buhari should appoint an Urhobo indigene in his cabinet, stressing that Urhobo is the biggest ethnic group in Delta State and the fifth biggest ethnic group in the country.
They Urhobo nation complained that the military was selling Urhobo lands that were donated to them and pleaded that the President should help them recover their lands which they claimed had been unutilised.
“We urge the federal government to look into the issue of unutilised lands which we voluntarily donated to the military years ago but which are now being farmed out in parcels and sold for non military uses. We request that such lands be returned to the owner communities in Urhobo land.”